Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Reading (Wisdom 6:1-11)
 Listen therefore, O kings, and understand; learn, O judges of the ends of the earth.  Give ear, you that rule over multitudes, and boast of many nations.
 For your dominion was given you from the Lord, and your sovereignty from the Most High, who will search out your works and inquire into your plans.
 Because as servants of his kingdom you did not rule rightly, nor keep the law,
nor walk according to the purpose of God,  he will come upon you terribly and swiftly, because severe judgment falls on those in high places.
 For the lowliest man may be pardoned in mercy, but mighty men will be mightily tested.
 For the Lord of all will not stand in awe of any one, nor show deference to greatness; because he himself made both small and great, and he takes thought for all alike.
 But a strict inquiry is in store for the mighty.  To you then, O monarchs, my words are directed, that you may learn wisdom and not transgress.
 For they will be made holy who observe holy things in holiness, and those who have been taught them will find a defense.
 Therefore set your desire on my words; long for them, and you will be instructed.
Gospel (Luke 17:11-19)
 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Yeshua, Master, have mercy on us.
 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
 And Yeshua answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Reading (Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12)
 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
Gospel (John 2:13-22)
 And the Jews’ passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:
 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;
 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.
 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.
 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?
 Yeshua answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?  But he spake of the temple of his body.
 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Yeshua had said.
Monday, November 08, 2021
Reading (Wisdom 1:1-7)
 Love righteousness, you rulers of the earth, think of the Lord with uprightness,
and seek him with sincerity of heart;  because he is found by those who do not put him to the test, and manifests himself to those who do not distrust him.
 For perverse thoughts separate men from God, and when his power is tested, it convicts the foolish;  because wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin.
 For a holy and disciplined spirit will flee from deceit, and will rise and depart from foolish thoughts, and will be ashamed at the approach of unrighteousness.
 For wisdom is a kindly spirit and will not free a blasphemer from the guilt of his words; because God is witness of his inmost feelings, and a true observer of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.
 Because the Spirit of the Lord has filled the world, and that which holds all things together knows what is said;
Gospel (Luke 17:1-6)
 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.  And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Sunday, November 07, 2021
First Reading (1 Kings 17:10-16)
 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.
Second Reading (Hebrews 9:24-28)
 For Messiah is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Gospel (Mark 12:38-44)
 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
 And Yeshua sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.
 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Saturday, November 06, 2021
Reading (Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27)
 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Messiah Yeshua:  Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Messiah.
 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.  Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Messiah before me.
 Greet Amplias my beloved in the Lord.  Salute Urbane, our helper in Messiah, and Stachys my beloved.  Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Messiah salute you.
 I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.  Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
 The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you all. Amen.
 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Yeshua the Messiah, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
 To God only wise, be glory through Yeshua the Messiah for ever. Amen.
Gospel (Luke 16:9-15)
 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Friday, November 05, 2021
Reading (Romans 15:14-21)
 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
 That I should be the minister of Yeshua the Messiah to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
 I have therefore whereof I may glory through Yeshua the Messiah in those things which pertain to God.
 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Messiah hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Messiah.
 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Messiah was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation:
 But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
Gospel (Luke 16:1-8)
 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
 So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
Reading (Romans 14:7-12)
 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
 For to this end Messiah both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Messiah.
 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Gospel (Luke 15:1-10)
 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.  And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,  What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.
 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Reading (Romans 13:8-10)
 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Gospel (Luke 14:25-33)
 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
First Reading (Wisdom 3:1-9)
 But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them.  In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died, and their departure was thought to be an affliction,  and their going from us to be their destruction; but they are at peace.
 For though in the sight of men they were punished, their hope is full of immortality.  Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
 like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.  In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble.
 They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them for ever.
 Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his elect, and he watches over his holy ones.
Second Reading (Romans 5:5-11)
 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Messiah died for the ungodly.
 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Messiah died for us.
 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Gospel (John 6:37-40)
 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Monday, November 01, 2021
First Reading (Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14)
 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Second Reading (1 John 3:1-3)
 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Gospel (Matthew 5:1-12)
 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.